|Vardit Lightstone 22June2010 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center|
Vardit Lightstone discusses her experiences growing up in Toronto as part of a Modern Orthodox Jewish family and community. Focusing more specifically on spiritual and religious practices, Lightstone reflects on gender segregation in the Synagogue, as well as the beauty of ritual and prayer in her personal life. Through her involvement with the Yiddish Book Center Internship program, she shares what she has learned about the historical significance of Yiddish in Jewish life and what Yiddish mean...
Keywords: Yiddish; Modern Orthodox; Toronto; Gender; Gender Segregation; Prayer; Jewish Tradition; Jewish life; Chassid; Shabbat; Jewish Custom; Studying Aramaic; Studying Yiddish; Yiddish Newspaper; Socialst; Jewish Socialist; Jewish Upbringing; Jewish Education; Jewish Day School
|Kalman Weiser 19December2010 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Allie)|
Kalman Weiser was interviewed by Pauline Katz on December 19, 2010 at the Association for Jewish Studies Conference in Boston, MA. This interview is entirely in Yiddish. Kalman Weiser, the Silber Family Professor of Modern Jewish Studies at York University in Toronto, begins by talking about his family background. Raised in Staten Island, in a Jewish, but not particularly religious, environment, Kalman heard Yiddish as a child, and knew that it was in some way tied to the identity of preceding g...
Keywords: Yiddish language interview; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture; Advice; Family history; stories about ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language; Yiddish teaching; Yiddish learning; Yiddish revival and activism; Post-vernacular uses of Yiddish; Ethnography; Career and Professional Life; Scholarship; Academia; Education; Jewish education; Religion and ritual; Eastern Europe; United States; Canada; Politics and political movements; Transmission; Jewish community; Urban; Kalman Weiser; Brooklyn; Staten Island; Toronto; New York; Rachmiel Pelts; Mordkhe Shaechter; Noyekh Prilutski; Max Weinreich; Bina Weinreich; York University; Yale University; Columbia University; University of Washington; Uriel Weinreich Summer Program; YIVO; Yidish Lige; University of Michigan; Yiddishism; Haredim; Modern Orthodox
|Gloria Fein 28October2011 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Emily B.)|
Gloria Fein was interviewed by Jordan Kutzik on October 28, 2011 at the Yiddish Book Center. This interview is entirely in Yiddish. Gloria Fein was born in Munich where her parents, Holocaust Survivors from Lithuania, met after the war. She grew up in Flatbush where she initially attended public school. After having money stolen repeatedly by an older boy, however, her parents decided to enroll her in a yeshiva, even though they were not particularly religious...
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture; Advice; Family history and stories re. ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language (feelings of/about; meaning; descriptions of); Yiddish teaching; Yiddish revival and activism; Coming back to Yiddish; Other Jewish languages; Press; Radio; Literature; Career and Professional Life; Jewish professions; Scholarship; Holocaust; World War Two; Education; Religion and ritual; Family traditions; Eastern Europe; Western Europe; United States; Food and culinary traditions; Newspapers; Yiddish language; Yiddish speaker; Immigration; Migration; Other languages; Jewish education; Jewish holidays; Urban; Gloria Fein; Netherlands; Brooklyn; Flatbush; Isaac Bashevis Singer; Strichtung Yiddish; 1950s; 1960s; 1970s; 1990s; 2000s; 2010s; Hasidism; Buddhism; Modern Orthodox; Forverts; Holland; Amsterdam; Jewish Historical Museum; Spanish; Ladino